Bioamazon Newsletter Edition 15

Jul 25, 2022 | ACTO, Bioamazon Project, Bioamazon Edition 15 May-Jun

In this 15th edition we present the latest news from the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization and its Bioamazon Project, whose team conducted its second monitoring visit to Member Countries. This time, Venezuela received the project’s team and technical meetings were held, along with a fild trip to visit the Wildlife Refuge and the Protected Area of Arrua turtles.

Also, we hereby report on the actions that are being implemented by ACTO to learn about the bioeconomy and promote its development in the Amazon Region. The actions include support for the BioForestALC, the holding of dialogue tables with experts in flra and fauna of the region, and the development of a regional information window on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), with emphasis on CITES species, within the scope of the Amazonian Regional Observatory (ARO).

In the section Amazonian Countries, learn about the results of the course on Tropical Timber Identifiation and Traceability conducted by the ACTO and the Forest Products Laboratory of the Brazilian Forest Service (LPF/SFB), which involved participants from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela and also Guatemala.

Also, read about the experience of one Ecuadorian company on the in vitro reproduction of orchids, which includes endangered species. Finally, we suggest reading the technical article on strategies for the conservation of Amazon turtles in Venezuela.

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